Saturday, December 15, 2007

When the going gets weird, the weird turn Bolivian!

Recently KPC has reported on the increasing divisiveness of Bolivian politics here and here.

The situation is further heating up as Santa Cruz and three other Departments (i.e. states) are voting/declaring "autonomy" from the central government after Cocalero Presidente Morales decided to just push his new constitution through by any means necessary.

To prevent such ship jumping, Morales has quixotically dispatched 422 police officers to Santa Cruz!! I wonder how that precise number was determined?

It seems like Bolivia is going to figure out what works by first experimenting with all the things that won't / don't work and then settling on something else.